Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of September" competition.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play this month.
The Prize fund is 350K Moodcoins which is equal to 350$.
The 1st prize - 150K
The 2nd prize - 100K
The 3rd prize- 50K
The 4th Prize- 30k
The 5th Prize- 20k
Good luck with your games and keep the Right Mood!
#Right Mood - Right Move
Here are the winners of August:
1st- Abhi Yadav
2nd- Edo Tokyo
3rd- Captain Hook
4th- Duncan Vella
5th- Kourosh Asgari
Hello champions and welcome to the ChessMood team!
We all are from different countries, different ages, have different professions... But one thing bounds us - the passion for chess.
Champions, we'll grow together and keep a warm relationship in our team.
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You can write, for example,
"Hey guys, my name is Bob, I'm from the USA, my rating is 2000 I'm looking for a sparring partner."
Or even more specific like "I just finished the Caro-Kann course and I'm looking someone to play a friendly sparring games".
Hopefully, you'll find good friends too.
Today I felt so happy that I recognized some positional things in game analysis. All credit goes to Chessmood's mentors and Jay for his time. Today we reached the diagram position I am sharing in the bottom and I don't know I started to feel like I saw this kind of breakthrough somewhere. I also told him that I think the pawn formation in that interactive session was h6 g5 but yeah it was h4 in the end. In the end I told Jay that I feel like I saw this kind of position in Chessmood Interactive Lesson about how to win a drawish game. Today I forgot the real title so I felt enthusiastic about checking that lesson. So once I checked that lesson I found the same concept which Capablanca applied in his game. Fixed the kingside pawns and breakthrough in the queenside. I know for an expert it's an easy to recognize but for a player like me I felt so happy that I remembered the takeaways from interactive lesson and I was a bit right about position. Thanks coach for telling me about imp. of classics so I am now slowly but surely started to recognize those patterns in my mind.
For those who missed that wonderful stream can check the link in the bottom and see the recording of that amazing lesson.
Hello guys - I thought it will be interesting if everytime we feel that we spot a mistake in the videos we post it here.
This is not with bad intentions! I understand that it is normal that after recording so many hours there can be minor errors in tactical shoots or calculation or simply something that the person recording the video may have missed.
I think this may be useful for 3 reasons:
1- maybe not too strong players may see that there is a 'potential error' and believe that it is not a real error it is only that they are not too strong. OR, it can be that we find something that we think is an error and in reality it is not. So, it opens some debate and room for helping each other.
2- will put us into 'active mood'. This is help us to not watch videos only passively, but being attentive to try to discover some errors, hence keeping us engaged.
3- FInally, although is not the intention. May help to the Chessmood team in case that they want to make some corrections.
Here is an example:
BEnko Gambit video 10 (07:57)
Actually, Nd1 + is impossible due to Rxd1 ;) So better to finde something else in casae of Rc2!
In this post, all chessmood family members are welcome to post their fav. attacking game. I think attacking is superb if it's well organized. I am learning basics of attacking so this game came in my mind. I chose this game to prove that girls are not losers in chess. I heard from many people who think that chess is only for boys. I know their thinking is so narrow but if anyone in chessmood family think like girls cant be super strong then see how the superb Judit Polgar Crushed one of the greatest attacker Alexi Shirov in style. This game I saw years ago but still I loved it. Because the way in which she crushed him was so great. Or I can say, she crushed him like a melon ( A term I use with my bestie)
In our studying sessions we see many classical games but there are some game which we love and we feel so happy to see that game. In the current post I want you guys to post any positional game which you think was superb positional masterpiece.,
Here is my one of the fav. game and it's again of Great Karpov. This game not only teaches us how to play Nd2 well against french but it also explains key ideas of the french Nd2 pawn formations. This game also explains the power of prophylaxis in chess. Also in the end the final combination was superb.
I have been concerning this question for a long time. I know to play well this openings, thus not letting my opponents to take the initiative. On the other hand, I have studied many classic games, truly magnificent examples of how to fight them. ( I have to confess that my favourite chess player is Super Nezh).
When it comes to dragon, a significant drawback ia that it has a lot of sidelines and requires huge theoretical knowledge. People who are not helped by their memory would never choose it. In addition, although it is a solid opening with a monster bishop on g7, black's position can get unsafe very wuickly, if the one who's playing black is not able to handle the opponents initiative. Also, black is losing a tempo by playing 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 ... because he is playing d7-d6-d5 and not d7-d5 at once as in the accwlerated dragon. Of course, I love ro face the dragon since it leads to a tough battle.
On the other hand, someone who is playing the Najdorf should be very careful, and set defence as a priority. Furthermore, he should be able to handle potential weaknesses, especially the e6 pawn in Fischer Sauzin attack and english attack. The game is more positional with the closed variations and when black keeps the king on e7 square.
All in all, I have been in this dillema for a long time and I decides to publish it to see what you think. Waiting for your answers guys. ;)
If anyone could help me this would be great and its been bugging me all day. I am a bit strange like that I have to know everything!
So I saw in the sept games thread some games posted in a nice looking replayer thats embeded into the site. I can't work out how to do it (tried both lichess and chess.com embed features)
If there is a site people are using or I am just doing it incorrectly it would be great if someone could show me how!
Hi. I am Nils from Frankfurt, Germany. While preparing lunch I was listing to Avetik on the Perpetual Chess Podcast and joint ChessMood right after it. I write some more about me later. Right now, I am browsing the courses to get an idea how they fit my present repertoire. Unfortunately, I was not able to find the png-files that should be availalbe to PRO Members. Can anybody help? Thanks, Nils
For me I just love Fischer. It made me cry for more than an hr when I saw "Pawn sacrifice" and " Fischer Against the World". I was playing North Zone University event and my friend asked me to show the movie Pawn Sacrifice. I showed him and he watched it and when it was in the very end. I left the room and it was night and I was on street crying.
I only analised his few games like Game of the Century but I dont know I am very connected with him and his attitude. I do studied 18 hours a day in order to get a level of 1600 in just 2 month from beginner.
I just love him. I miss him.
He is my idol. He inspired me to study whole day.
The interesting this about me I am emotional but I dont cry so easily. Even when someone die I don't feel tears. For example when my grandmaa died I did not felt cry but when I think of him I feel cry. Because the first game video I saw was him and he was playing Suzen (Bc4 setup f4 f5 plans I think) against Najdrof.
For me if I see any chess player die no matter what's their age is. I just feel like cry.
I just dont wanna see any chess player die before the age of 100.
Hello ChessMood family ! (after this sentence I wanna say "GM Avetik is here with you"...) :D
Well, tell us what was your last tournament? how did you play and how much do you miss OTB chess (on the board)?
I never thought that I would miss OTB tournaments, but now I feel that I really miss it, my last tournament was in January, 8 months without tournaments, the last 18 years this has not happened to me :D
Hi, today I played a nice game of Carlsbad. I know it was blitz but I was well prepared for the main lines so I had no issue with time control. My question is how do you play as black in Carlsbad? In my game black made a commitment by playing c6. I think it gave me additional option of long castles. Instead of this c6 I prefer more Nbd7- Qc2- Re8 idea to play Nf8 and later decide play c6 or direct c5.
The problems of c6 was that black will have to lose a tempo in playing c5 and this tempo is sufficient for white to advance his forces in the queenside. Also if black follow general plan of Nbd7 then Re8 Nf8 and white thinks ok let's castles long (which he can if he wants to) then black have additional idea of Be6 Rc8 and direct c5 and hope for active counterplay against white's king.
Some thoughts about my game now:
Some players quote the phrase of the famous chess player- Bobby Fischer: I don't believe in psychology, I believe in good moves!
What do you think about this? Do you believe in psychology or not?
I totally disagree with this, I believe in psychology and sometimes it's even more important than good moves. For me, chess is 50% psychology :)
I want to know your opinion on this.